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International Students

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A Global Center for Learning and Research

The College of Education at Illinois is a magnet for international students who want to join our prestigious institution and learn from the best educators and perform cutting-edge research that changes the world. You will join students who come from all over the world—nearly 40 countries—and bring their unique perspectives and voices, while adding distinctive insights into classrooms. International students and international study experiences enrich the education for both you and domestic learners.

Our faculty members also are internationally known and respected and collaborate with their colleagues worldwide, incorporating international course content, and leading study abroad tours.

We encourage you to view our wide range of degree programs, which includes high-quality online learning. In addition, our Learning & Education Studies curriculum prepares students for positions in formal and non-formal learning and education settings that do not require Illinois state licensure.

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the College of Education scholarly community. Your education at the College will be of the highest quality among convivial and learned scholars who will further open the world to you. You will learn and perform research alongside fellow international students who are striving to achieve great things and positively change the world, just like you.

Support for International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides support and guidance to international students, faculty, staff, postdocs and visiting scholars.

ISSS Student Office
400 Student Services Building
610 East John Street, Champaign
Phone: 217-333-1303 ext. 1
Email: isss@illinois.edu

ISSS Faculty, Staff and Scholar Office
327 International Studies Building 
910 South Fifth Street, Champaign
Phone: 217-333-1303 ext. 2
Email: isss-scholars@illinois.edu

Students, faculty, staff, postdocs and visiting scholars needing university attention and assistance after office hours (5 pm, and on weekends) may contact the Emergency Dean in the Office of the Dean of Students. The Emergency Dean program operates 7 days per week, from 5:00 pm-8:30 am.